Another thing you have to take into mind is comfort. Meaning what will you be wearing above the ear pro or comms. Think about a helmet, glasses, goggles, a mask or a mandible. Plus for how long will you be wearing these things.
When it comes to the ear pro or comms itself, they too come with some discomforts.
Take for example, ear plugs that will become itchy and uncomfortable after a while of use. Ear cups on the other hand can usually be worn for longer periods of time, but the pressure they use for a proper seal can become uncomfortable around the ears and on top of your head with long term uses.
Also the leather headband can usually be replaced with a thicker more comfortable one, but these cannot be worn underneath a helmet.
The heat can also add up around the ears with these as well. But you usually can get gel pads to replace the standard foam ones which offer some cooling around the ears and are a bit more comfortable.
3. THE PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG
So once you have figured out which of these aspects, you need for whatever you intend to do, you will need to decide which ear pro or comms setup fits you best. And since this fitment as said, has to do with the rest of your head or facial protection, we will try to make that decision easier for you.
For that we will objectively make remarks about the overall different options you have available on the market these days. For this we will point out some stuff regarding the product its profile, its protection, its communication options and overall usage.
As for the first one, we’ll start with the most simple ones which fall under the category of passive hearing protection.